Our mission is to transform work for 1 billion people by 2025.
Right now, our mission is to help the well-being of Ukrainian freelancers through the power of this community. We discuss it on this meet up!
Our first step in the process was to set up this page with a list (in alphabetical order by company) of organizations with initiatives to help Ukraine by helping Ukrainian freelancers.
Chat room transcript:
00:11:32 Mafé Rabino: It is ok Shiela is here now. I will stay here.
00:14:53 Carrie Leonard: Hi Igor! Sending strength to Ukraine!!!
00:15:16 Mark Hannant: Greetings all from Mumbai
00:15:52 Carin-Isabel Knoop: welcome (back)! you can create a new personality now!!
00:15:55 John Healy: welcome back Mark!
00:16:09 Jonathan Younger: Hi Igor, hi Mark, good to catch up Carrie
00:16:48 Jon Fredrickson: Good to be back to CTW
00:16:56 Arturo Natella: Same!
00:17:37 Gordon Chiu: My first time in this group!
00:17:46 Kirolos George: Happy to connect with you
00:17:47 Kirolos George: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirolosgeorge/
00:17:51 Kirolos George: From Egypt
00:17:55 Gordon Chiu: Great to see some familiar faces from #hbap
00:18:38 Carin-Isabel Knoop: perhaps we can use some of what folks are learning about helping the Ukraine for helping talent in other conflict zones that are less popular on social media?
00:19:02 john winsor: I totally agree, Carin.
00:19:09 Chris Link Duarte: Absolutely
00:19:10 Mark Hannant: +1 Carin-Isabel
00:19:23 jülide Sünter: new work – origin see Prof. Dr. Frithjof Bergmann
00:19:38 Gordon Chiu: oh wow John Winsor from the Havas case! so cool~
00:20:00 john winsor: Thanks, Gordon!! I’m here.
00:21:16 sheila mahoney: Big questions- how are they able to access money in Ukraine? banks, paypal, bitcoin, other? has currency itself been impacted? meaning is there local out of control inflation?
00:21:33 Jessie Ford: Western Union is working in Ukraine and they can access that
00:21:46 Jessie Ford: They have also waived fees
00:22:42 Jessie Ford: Love it 🙌🏻
00:23:01 Chris Link Duarte: https://transformationofwork.org/
00:23:14 Jonathan Younger: Terrific initiative!
00:24:02 Jessie Ford: Love this, have been sharing widely
00:24:38 Chris Link Duarte: https://www.linkedin.com/in/imanfadaei/
00:24:43 Kirolos George: Perfect!
00:25:01 Balaji Bondili: So so awesome!
00:25:38 James Dunn: www.linkedin.com/in/jamespdunn/
00:25:44 Chris Link Duarte: The impact of collective efforts is far greater than the skills of one individual
00:26:11 Jessie Ford: I have refugees from Ukraine looking for work – can we send them to help you and pay them?
00:26:48 stephen wellbelove: truly amazing !
00:27:02 Ashley, UntapSocial: @Jessie – UntapSocial needs help with project based work. If there’s a match, let’s do it
00:27:18 Jessie Ford: Sounds good: email@example.com
00:27:36 Jeanene Kroetch: Please share your GoFundMe
00:29:49 Jessie Ford: Now that folks are leaving Ukraine, helping them make connections is important too. So they can lean on their countryfolk in the areas they fled to.
00:29:58 sheila mahoney: I volunteer john.
00:30:07 Iman Fadaei: https://gofund.me/757df3ef https://gitcoin.co/grants/5356/remoteukraine
00:30:12 Jessie Ford: Happy to join a committee as well
00:30:17 Jonathan Younger: I volunteer
00:30:44 Ashley, UntapSocial: I volunteer
00:30:49 Gordon Chiu: I volunteer
00:30:50 Bryan Pena: ditto
00:31:22 Jessie Ford: I have a slew of people who want to help, Brandon – many members.
00:32:20 Ashley, UntapSocial: Thanks John, this is incredible
00:32:48 jülide Sünter: John, thanks for this initiatives
00:33:50 Jeanene Kroetch: Contact me. Part of a community of independent marketing, comms, innovation strategists—I will share need for volunteers.
00:34:48 John Healy: appreciate all of the volunteers….thank you!
00:37:03 DJ Ursal: I can help here too, in terms of social media – also good at creating videos etc for posting . It is not just now but we need to focus on helping rebuilding Ukraine. Look tatcially now and then strategically from a long term sustainable services for community. What is it that CTW can plan to be there for a long term.
00:37:21 Mark Hannant: We should also recognise that there are many Russian’s whose livelihoods are being wrecked as global enterprises exit and Russia is excluded from the global financial systems. There are no winners.
00:37:22 Ashley, UntapSocial: I can help with that @John Winsor
00:38:07 John Healy: +1 Mark
00:38:34 Chris Link Duarte: There are a ton of Marketing and Advertising Firms that are promoting refugee efforts and relocation support- I encourage to connect with those companies to see if they would promote Remote Ukraine for free
00:41:05 Jeanene Kroetch: Can recommend www.BringHopeFoundation.org networking org helping with material goods transport, on the ground volunteers and financial legal, education aid.
00:41:41 Jessie Ford: I’m glad you are bringing this up – we have many good Russia people we are trying to help too. I wanted to bring this up. Thank you 💛
00:45:32 Arturo Natella: It may be helpful to create a small social media toolkit for individuals + organizations promoting our efforts and tie it to a posting timeline. This would be a good way to amplify our message.
00:45:42 Chris Link Duarte: Advocate
00:45:57 Mafé Rabino: This is the huge test of DEI.
00:46:13 Jeanene Kroetch: Love the idea of a model for other situations.
00:46:18 DJ Ursal: Mafe thoughtful point. thank you for sharing your perspective. Agree with John thoughts where this could evolve and amplify across boundaries.
00:47:24 Mafé Rabino: There are things that cannot wait @DJ.
00:47:28 sheila mahoney: what is the Airbnb thing?
00:48:30 Chris Link Duarte: https://www.npr.org/2022/03/05/1084739721/airbnb-ukraine-direct-aid
00:49:40 Jessie Ford: Exactly – we need to connect folks
00:49:53 Chris Link Duarte: Humans will always find a way to connect
00:51:30 Mafé Rabino: Thank you Brandon.
00:55:46 Jessie Ford: I’m trying to also start a community of community folks on Linkedin to start making connections: https://www.linkedin.com/groups/12560134/
00:55:57 Jessie Ford: So if folks can’t donate, they can volunteer to help
00:57:30 Chris Link Duarte: Just wanted to add something about accessibility. Wion News shared that Ukrainians and Russians are heading underground- at least 100 feet down. I haven’t been able to find any information about how those folks underground are accessing the internet….anyone know more about this or efforts being done?
00:57:57 Chris Link Duarte: If they aren’t connected- they aren’t working
00:59:39 CTW: firstname.lastname@example.org
01:01:07 Jessie Ford: Thank you! Great conversation. 💛